While being hard on yourself as an entrepreneur can be a good thing, there’s a point where this drive gets out of hand. As an entrepreneur, you need to learn to recognize the signs that things aren’t going well and that you need to make some changes. And I’m actually the perfect example of this.
I see a lot of people on social media talking about “hustling hard.” Actually, it's all I see. But this isn’t always the best way to do things. Now, don’t get me wrong—I believe in hustling. I think hustle is extremely important when it comes to achieving your goals and building your business. At the same time, I prefer hustling smarter, not harder because you actually work less and get more done.
All six of my businesses are in different niches and have different target markets, but these five key elements have helped me succeed in all of the ventures. Million-dollar businesses and even billion dollar businesses are using these keys to reach new levels of success, and some of them might even scare you a little bit if you’re just starting out.
We’ve all heard the old adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…” Because we’ve heard it so many times, a lot of us have fallen into the trap of believing it for ourselves. You may believe that you’re too old to develop and grow. After all, you’re stuck in your ways and you’re too old to learn…right? WRONG.
Of all the things I do in my life, there’s one skill I have that’s significantly more important than anything else: the ability to learn new things and to learn them fast. When people see everything I learn (and have to learn), they think there must be something different about me. But that just isn't the case. I'm not some sort of genius; I just know how to approach learning in a way that allows me to get things done fast.
The mistake a lot of people make is that they stop deliberate and intentional learning after they finish school. Whether it’s high school, college, graduate school or even a Ph. D program, many people feel like they’ve learned enough to accomplish all of their goals or they get away from their learning schedule a little bit once they lose that structure that school provides. That’s why—if you want to learn more in a much more efficient way—you need to create what our Lead Transformation Coach Jeremy Bellotti calls a Quarterly Curriculum of Mastery.
There’s a concept in the fitness world that’s extremely popular and has helped many people achieve amazing fitness results. This concept is called progressive overload. And you can actually use this concept when it comes to pushing your mind and fueling your self-growth.
Let’s face it…we all procrastinate. It can be super easy to get off task, and to start working on something besides what we should be getting done. But, why is it that we procrastinate? And what can be done about it?
When people who aren’t millionaires think about people who are millionaires, they often think that there’s something special about them. They think they must have some sort of special gift that nobody else has. Surely not just anyone can become a millionaire, right? That’s the type of mindset we need to get rid of immediately because becoming a millionaire isn’t some sort of sorcery, and there’s honestly nothing that special about most millionaires out there.
Dreams aren’t accomplished all at one time. There isn’t one action or one big course of action that leads to the achievement of your big goals and lofty dreams. Instead, dreams are built one day at a time. If you can string together successful day after successful day, success is inevitable.